Michael Williams, Baron Williams of Baglan

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The Lord Williams of Baglan
Personal details
Michael Charles Williams

(1949-06-11)11 June 1949
Died23 April 2017(2017-04-23) (aged 67)
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity College London
SOAS, University of London

Michael Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Baglan (11 June 1949 – 23 April 2017) was a British diplomat and crossbench life peer.

Lord Williams was the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon. He was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August 2008.[1]

Williams previously served as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Situation in the Middle East, before his appointment as the UK Special Representative for the Middle East and Special Projects. Prior to that, he was the Director for the Asia and the Pacific Division in the Department of Political Affairs.

From 1999 to 2005, Williams was the Special Adviser to two UK Foreign Secretaries, Robin Cook (1999–2001) and Jack Straw (2001–2005).[2]

Williams died in London on 23 April 2017, aged 67.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Secretary-General appoints Michael Williams of United Kingdom as Special Coordinator for Lebanon; Johan Verbeke of Belgium as Special Representative for Georgia" (Press release). United Nations. 5 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  2. "SOAS alumni biography". SOAS World.
  3. "Former UN Lebanon coordinator dies at 67". news.xinhuanet.com. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2017-04-24.